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MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
deficit is to cut off funding for pbs. this has become a full-fledged thing in the campaign now. the obama campaign today releasing this 30-second ad specifically on the issue of big bird. it's a sarcastic ad hitting mitt romney for being tough enough to take on this yellow-feathered fellow. and president obama has now fully incorporated the big bird line into his stump speech. >> for all you moms and kids out there, you should have confidence that finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he's driving for the border. oscar is hiding out in his trash can. we're cracking down on um. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring the hammer down on "sesame street." >> president obama now having lots of fun with this out on the campaign trail. but as a policy matter, it's sort of a serious thing. when mr. romney was asked during the debate how he would make the math work, he wants to be seen as the math ticket, how would you make the math work? how would you pay for the increase in defense spending? how would y
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
not how we tackle our deficit. >> the pressure now mounting on joe biden with the kentucky clash just over 24 hours away. can he seal the deal or is he facing a mission impossible? even with the a-team linking arms the president's campaign is sticking by its own balance plan and calling reinforcements to gear up. >> i would tell them to take whatever nervous energy they have and whatever hand wringing they will do over the next 24 to 48 hours and put that into a real effort to get this president re-elected. the president can't do it by himself. >> obama has to stand and deliver and nobody can do it for him. >> can the president recover? >> right. >> can he come back and be president on the stage with the contender mitt romney? >> how great is it for barack obama, look at this positively, he's the underdog now. the president of the united states is now the underdog. >> mitt romney will be stump thing hour in battleground ohio with the fiery surrogate chris christie who will be bringing what some on the left call his own jersey shore brand of gtl. go tell lies. meanwhile, romney's
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is just a terrible deficit for the ticket. the other thing is it is a base senator john mccain by 2 to 1 in the margin in the youth vote in this country. it's crucial for the president to get similar numbers this time around if he's going to win the state of florida. of course, to vote they must be registered and voter registration drives have been underway for months. yeah, i'm looking to save, but i'm not sure which policy is right for me. you should try our coverage checker. it helps you see if you have too much coverage or not enough, making it easier to get what you need. [ beeping ] these are great! [ beeping ] how are you, um, how are you doing? i'm going to keep looking over here. probably a good idea. ken: what's a good idea? nothing. with coverage checker, it's easy to find your perfect policy. visit progressive.com today. that he's the guy who is going to protect medicare when he's, in fact, going to turn it into voucher care. senior citizens, especially in states like florida, senate race in north dakota, montana, nevada, and arizona, believe it or not arizona, now tossu
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
debate commission. we'll talk to senator pat toomey how the deficit is going to play a role in the depate. he was a member of the super committee. plus memorable moments from past vice presidential debates like this one from 1988. >> senator, i served with jack kennedy, i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. [ male announcer ] why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell...?? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. ext
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
been dealing with the budget talks with the deficit reduction packages the same way that paul ryan has. i thought it was very strong on that in terms of his command of the substance which made it harder for ryen to go out there and show himself, to have greater command. that was an area i think conservatives and republicans expected a little too much out of paul ryan. and where democrats could be proud of their guy against joe biden in terms of his command of a substance that he wasn't expected to necessarily have command of. >> listening to the romney campaign's reaction to this, heavy emphasis on biden's manners last night, on the laughing, the sort of dismissive attitude maybe. it seems to me the effect they're going for is making this the equivalent of al gore and the sighing in 2000 where that becomes the post-debate story. do you think that has attraction on the right, biden's manners? >> that's part of the discussion. i don't think anybody watched that debate and didn't think there were times he was smiling which didn't seem to be appropriate. particularly when they're talki
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
claims six studies prove that their 20% tax cut will be revenue neutral and won't increase the deficit. but i have to tell you, three of those six studies were blog posts or op-eds and one of them was paid for by romney for president, inc. that's the most elegant mendacity i've ever seen, isn't it? >> i would love to have their campaign promote my blog. if each post is a study, you can really get on a roll there. i'm really glad you're spotlighting this, martin, because this is the biggest problem they have on the domestic front. they've outlined these 20% cuts for everyone, that's a 20% cut in taxes for the 1%, and then they've said but don't worry, it's not really going to cut the taxes on the rich because we have this larger plan that we won't detail, and this is a lie that the press has trouble dealing with. this would be like if you went to dinner with someone at mcdonald's and they say i'm going to get a sandwich and drink and dessert for under $2. and you say i can see that's impossible because the price is on the menu. and they say you haven't heard my plan yet. you have to wai
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
states, continues to say that the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absolutely not true. >> he said if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cut will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true that it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option and that's asking middle class families to foot bill. >> reporter: the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's mocking his plan to cut funds for pbs. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> he's focused on saving big bird. kind of a strange thing in my view because you see i'm focused on helping the american people get good jobs. >> reporter: sesame's street now asked the obama campaign to pull the big bird ad, yet there are weightier questions here as congress looks in to whether the u.s. was warned of the deadly libya attack. >> twice in the six month lead up, you had bombings a
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00pm PDT
trillion tax cut deficit -- new deficit neutral. in other words, no cost to the deficit and cutting $5 trillion mainly for the wealthy. let's watch. >> with regards to that tax cut, look, i'm not looking to cut massive taxes and to reduce the revenues going to the government. my number one principle is there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. i want to underline that. no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> his running mate just dates before, paul ryan directly contradicted romney. ryan said lowering the tax rates was more important than anything else, including getting rid of those deductions to pay for them supposedly. let's watch. >> what's most important to romney, would he scale back on the 20% tax cut for the wealthy? would he scale back and say, okay, we're going to have to raise taxes for the middle class? i guess the question is what's most important to him in his tax reform plan -- >> keeping tax rates down. by lowering tax rates, people keep more of the next dollar they earn. >> that's more important -- >> that's more important than anything. >> in other words, it
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
according to paul ryan is solved by tax cuts? everything from leprosy to the deficit? >> i think that's his you view. >> so that was a fair interaction. >> one of the problems we have is sort of the jumpiness. andrew sullivan finds a poll, freaks out, and you kind of got to tell him to fall back, and i saw at least on buzz feed they originally ran with the big headline that ryan stormed out of this interview and then people said, well, he ended it early. you get caught up on those kerfuffles. it's a clear illustration of his view. i don't think he was out of line in the way he answered the question. he pointed only to charities to solve these problems. there's reames of research that shows local charities do great work but they cannot conquer the kind of issue that is were on the table there. >> i don't know, to that point, the specific elements of the ryan budget as voted through the house for the fiscal period up to 2013 actually would eviscerate pell grants, kill support of -- whas it called safe start -- head start, and all these provithss for people in low income families wh
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
major stumbling blocks which i've pointed out people have bought on to the theory as part of deficit reduction we ought to lower the top rate on the highest income people. you lose a ton of revenue there and you can't make it up unless you squeeze the middle class. so if you're going to start out by saying the first thing we do is lower the rate from say 35 to 28 as simpson-bowles does or 25 as ryan does it's virtually impossible do deficit reduction without hurting the middle class. my suggestion intended to break this deadlock, this gridlock we've had on getting a budget deal for the last year and a half, let's get off this thing that the first thing we do is say we're going to lower the top rate. in the presidential campaign, the president's campaigning on letting the rate on the highest income people go back to where it was in the clinton years, that makes sense. now some republicans are saying yeah, we may have to do that. that's the way to get a deal done. instead of the kind of gridlock we've had so far. >> now, one of the other issues is the fiscal cliff and the gang of eight
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 11:00am PDT
president obama was saying, look, we've got a deficit of half a trillion dollars. i'm going to get that under control. this week, that deficit is $1.1 trillion and it happened on his watch. he has to answer for that. >> david, we have now had two debates with the vice president and president where mitt romney and his running mate have said that they will not put new revenue on the table. one thing that might have come out in the debate between romney and obama was that mitt romney stood by his raising of the hand where he said he wouldn't take 10 cuts for one new measure of revenue. paul ryan said the exact same thing. >> well, that is a fact. they are not willing to raise rev view as far as we know except for broadening the base, dealing with some elimination of deductions, but nobody wants to cross that rubicon of raising new revenue. >> but there's a difference between raising revenue and raising taxes, isn't there? john f. kennedy cut taxes and raised revenue because of a growing economy. the word that democrats don't seem to understand is growth. which is what the country is lookin
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the skills they need to get the jobs they want. get this deficit and debt under control to prevent a debt crisis. make trade work for america to make more things in america and sell them overseas and champion small businesses. don't raise taxes on small businesses because they're our job creators. he talks about detroit. mitt romney's a car guy. they keep misquoting him. let me tell you about the mitt romney i know. this is a guy who i was talking to a family in north borough massachusetts the other day. sheryl and mark nixon. their kids were hit in a car crash, four of them, two of them, rob and reed, were paralyzed. the romneys didn't know them. they went to the same church. they never met before. mitt asked if he could come over on christmas. he brought his boys, his wife, and gifts. later on he said, i know you're struggling, mark, don't worry about their college, i'll pay for it. when mark told me this story -- because you know what, mitt romney doesn't tell these stories. the nixons told me this story. when he told me this story, he said it wasn't the help, the cash help, it's
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
republicans would be better for the deficit. maybe the republicans would spend less. check this out. this is what mitt romney is proposing for spending on the military. ta da! people say there's no real difference between the candidates? holy mackerel. when you're talking about the biggest pile of money in the whole world, the largest amount of discretionary money spent on anything by our government, boy howdy is there a difference here. but for a guy who wants to be thought of as cheap, as thrifty, for his campaign to be thought of as tough on spending, to be proposing that radical a spike in a pile of money that's already unimaginably enormous, to get us back to korean war levels of spending and then some, he must really have some big idea he's really committed to to justify that. to justify such a radical change in expense. he must, right? this must be something he he knows a lot about and cares a lot about. right? >> about our commitment to our military effort in terms of building a military that's prepared for the eventualities of a future that's hard to predict. back in 2008 d
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 2:30am PDT
would lead to this touchdown pass to reggie wayne. an 18 point halftime deficit and stunned the packers. chuck pagano is being treated for leukemia. >> you're doing great. >> eagles and steelers in pittsburgh. michael vick coughed up a fumble on the one yard line. steelers recover. philadelphia would have the lead late in the fourth. pittsburgh kicks the go ahead field goal to win it 16-14. scary play for redskins fans. robert griffin iii trying to make something happen. he scrambles up the sideline. gets hit. griffin is slow to get up. he's taken out of the game and would not return. official diagnosis is a concussion. no word yet on if he'll play next week. the game with 2:50 left to play. michael turner gets the handoff and runs it 13 yards for the score. that would be the final. falcons win 24-17. they improve to 5-0. >>> and a showdown between two of the best quarterbacks of this generation. tom brady, mr. pretty, and peyton manning facing off in foxborough. manning looks sharp rmt here he hits his tight end from one yard. peyton has three tds and no interceptions. the patriots' ru
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 2:30am PDT
deficit by winning three game on the road. the giants have a chance to do it tonight. the reds still have not won a play-off game, a home play-off game in 17 years. nats hosting the cardinals in game three. second inning, cardinals up one. edwin jackson for a three run home run. cardinals win 8-0. st. louis leads that series 2-1. they can put the nats away today. all eight teams on the field. giants and reds play game five at 1:00 eastern time today. followed by the nats and cards at 4:00. yankees and close it out against the os and tigers and as all or nothing for those two teams in oakland tonight. >>> well in cycling, the legacy of lance armstrong took another substantial hit yesterday. the u.s. anti-doping agency released 1,000 pages of what it called overwhelming evidence against armstrong and his former cycling team regarding doping charges. 11 of armstrong's former teammates testified against him claiming armstrong not only participated himself in doping but demanded his teammates follow his lead or leave the team. ceo of the u.s. anti-doping agency said of armstrong's team, t
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
reduce the country's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stopt subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on enemies no matter where they nest. >> with the presidential election four weeks away, there is new polling out. it shows the race between president obama and mitt romney closer than ever. tracie potts has more on that from washington. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. mitt romney is going to iowa today to a family farm before heading off to ohio where we'll hear his repeat his new campaign line. mitt romney has a new campaign line today. >> hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: we first heard it in the foreign policy speech
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 3:00am PDT
deficit without raising taxes and fees this year. in his annual budget speech, emanuel took aim at chicago's pensions, warning that without reform, the city could raise property taxes in the future by as much as 150%. that is tough news. >> that is tough sledding. in "the wall street journal," the deaths of four americans on the attack on the consulate in benghazi sparked political fighting during hearings on capitol hill yesterday. security officials charged with protecting the compound testified that requests to keep an american military team in libya were denied. and that protection was cut in the weeks leading up to the deadly assault. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not even allowed to keep what we had. >> it was abundantly clear, we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. >> this story is going to just grow. and it's looking very, very bad for the administration and the decisions that were made to cut security there. state department officials have said that keeping the team on site likely would not h
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
deficit and spending. you see the slogan we can't afford four more years like the last four years. governor romney has been ham thaerg home in recent days. we expect him to do the same again tonight. >> how is the prep going for the next debate? any ideas as to a change in strategy there? >> well, milissa, i can tell you they've been essentially prepping for this second debate, which is a town hall format for more than a year. governor romney did dos of town halls, particularly in the early primary states like new hampshire where you have rambunctious comments from a variety of folks. that is something he was very comfortable with. in the last few days they've been doing telephone town halls with voters in places like ohio and iowa. this morning they started a more formal prep. rob portman of ohio who has run high marks for his portrayal of governor obama in governor romney's first prep debate sessions arrived late last night. this morning they did a full debate session prep session. we expect to see a lot more of that in the weeks leading up to the debate. this campaign after goi
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am PDT
policy speech with no specifics, just big promises, and the same thing on the deficit and taxes. i'm going to get rid of the deficit, give you tax breaks, without talking about anything specific except, of course, big bird. >> yeah. and what -- it's important to note, you are a master of parody and comedy, the form as it were. sesame workshop has responded to big bird ad. >> official response. >> this qualifies as breaking news. >> i always knew snuff love gus was a republican but -- >> how dare you claim not to be liberals with all your brainwashing. i know how to count because of sesame street because they brainwash. >> let's not denigrate the importance of sesame street to early childhood education and the role it plans. to john's point, this is kind of -- we have serious issues at hand. >> exactly. >> and the chock is ticking. >> feel like i want to bring in mr. rogers and talk about my feel approximationp we should be talking about education and infrastructure, it is a tiny number but representative of something larger. >> two things to say about this ad, only one good thing, it
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 9:00am PDT
the keystone pipeline. i asked more questions like why was it with a trillion dollar deficit, he found it in his -- in his heart to put $90 billion into green energy companies that in many cases were contributors to his campaign. at least the owners of those businesses were. and why was it with what he had promised during his campaign, that health insurance premiums he would bring down by $2,500 a year, instead they went up by $2,500 a year. you know, i know we've heard his answers over the campaign. had he says look you can't fix washington from the inside, only do it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance, all right. >> that was mitt romney at a rally in richmond, virginia, karen finney some sharp words. >> not unexpected. >> not unexpected at all. >> i'll start first with benghazi, which we didn't talk about earlier and which we will talk about now. mitt romney clearly sees an opening here, foreign policy wise to hit the president. said that president is doubling down on denial in his remarks just a moment ago. let's talk about how the vice president handled tha
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
the deficit and not going to run up taxes on the middle class -- it goes back to bill clinton. it's arithmetic. >> that claim is fiction, you guys don't count the loophole closing. >> name one loophole he said he would close. >> he's taurjed about mortgage interest. >> he's talked about mortgage interest? >> he's never talked about mortgage interest. >> you now have one loophole. we have one loophole. >> i'll pull back from this. >> the president says he wants to lower tax rates for big corporations, how do you pay for it? i'm going to close loopholes. what loopholes? nothing, i'll tell you after the election. you're attacking romney for doing exactly what your candidate is doing. >> economy, gas prices, one thing striking in the debate over jobs, is some in conservative corners were arguing about the actual numbers. jack welch had a tweet about unbelievable jobs numbers, the chicago guys will do anything, can't debate because they change the numbers. he was on "hardball" with chris matthews and this is how he explained what's behind this analysis. >> i've reviewed 14 businesses thi
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
terms of the deficit but would have a major impact on educational television in america. former reading rainbow host lavar burton will join me tonight. looking forward to that. share your thoughts with us on twitter and on facebook using the hash tag ed show. we're coming right back. interior design business. she's got a growing list of clients she keeps in touch with using e-mail marketing from constantcontact.com. constantcontact is easy and affordable. it lets her send out updates and photos that showcase her expertise and inspire her customers for only $15 a month. [ dog barking ] her dream -- to be the area's hottest interior design office. [ children laughing ] right now, she just dreams of an office. get a free trial at constantcontact.com. we might still be making mix tapes. find this. pause this. play this. eject this. write this. it's like the days before esurance express lane™. you had to find a bunch of documents just to get a car insurance quote. now express lane finds your driving info with just one click, saving time to be nostalgic about the days before express
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
the house budget committee that worked extensively with ryan on issues like the deficit, medicare and social security. van holland understands ryan's policies but how he presents those. other senior staff is david axelrod as well as biden's former chief of staff and one time senator ted kaufmann. we're hearing about the book "the young guns" written by ryan and his colleagues outlining his deficit and debt policies. biden has been on the trail talking about it this book and these policies. these are attacks he's been honing over the last couple weeks and months. really what you see is biden addressing things like social security and medicare. these are arguments he's making on the stump now, but his staff and van holland right now are preparing him to respond to have a back and forth with ryan on those issues. >> carrie, thank you very much for the report there. the battle for the buckeye state. president obama is headed to ohio from san fran. he will speak at a rally later this afternoon at ohio state university. after a rally in iowa in just the past hour, mitt romney headed to ohio
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
care about issues around the economy, around jobs, around deficit, around education. that's how they are making their case to women. >> well, it's interesting, governor romney was asked again in ohio yesterday to clarify his stance. let me play his latest response. >> i think i've said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and i'll be a pro life candidate. the actions i'll take immediately will be to remove funding for planned parenthood. >> so, mark, that comment comes after several articles pointed out that conservative women organization, particularly susan b. anthony, have basically put out a letter calling out governor romney on his pledge to fight for legislation that is favorable to where they stand on the battle for abortion. >> tamron, we did see from governor romney a market shift in tone in his comments to the des moines register. >> is it being too kind to say a shift in tone? >> that is the way you look at it. he was talking about legislation before him. clearly that is something he wouldn't have said during the republican primary season, something he would have been
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, you're not going to run up the deficit or taxes on the middle class. >> very quickly -- >> no, no. it goes back to bill clinton. >> there was a story out yesterday that that claim is fiction because you don't count the loophole closing. >> what loophole? >> he talked about mortgage interest. really quickly -- >> mortgage interest? >> he has never talked about mortgage interest. >> the hilarity that there is one -- >> we have one loophole. >> mike, finish, but then i want to get on to something else. >> the president says he wants to lower tax cuts to big corporations. how to pay for it? loopholes. what loopholes? nothing. we'll tell you after the election. you're attacking romney for the same thing. >> i want to talk about the gas prices. one thing that was striking, speaker gingrich, is what some were arguing about the actual numbers. jack welch made a lot of headlines with a tweet that said, unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so they change the numbers without any substantiation. he was on "hardball" with chris matthews and this is how he ex
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mitt's plan to cut funding to pbs, would be a drop in the bucket in terms of the deficit but would have a major impact on educational television in america. former reading rainbow host lavar burton will join me tonight. looking forward to that. share your thoughts with us on twitter and on facebook using the hash tag ed show. we're coming right back. schoole world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> welcome back. thanks for watching tonight. good news for the country means republicans ar
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 3:00am PDT
that will raise the national deficit. now, everybody can obsess on his 87 -- and obsess on what he said during the primaries. but that sent a message to me, jim vandehei. >> of the philosophy. >> that that philosophy, a moderate philosophy, a conservative with a small "c" philosophy, that i'm not going to be a crazy ideologue, i'm not going to slash first and ask questions later. i'm mindful that we live in a global -- on a global stage. where investors are scared to death that the u.s. is going to sink deeper in debt. he's striking, though, he's striking the right tone for me. i know he's striking the right tone now for a lot of americans. i don't think you can overstate the importance of that new tone. >> well, and if he were to win, and i still think it's a big if, he would have a lot of flexibility, i think, to do what you were talking about three or four minutes ago on the show, which is do a global deal that's positions the united states to really sort of take advantage of this global slowdown. we have a piece up today where we have jamie dimon, other people on the record saying,
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
. that reduces the deficit. >> go ahead. >> i was going to say, actually, the reports by folks like larry bartels, demonstrate that when we have higher tax rates effective tax rates that we actually have both higher gdps as well as higher household incomes relative to inflation. they don't make a causal plane. they don't say raising taxes causes economic growth. nor i think even if one could demonstrate that there was a correlation between, for example, lower tax rates and gdp, one also can't make a claim unless you can demonstrate that there's a rate of change difference that causes the growth. you can't make those causal argument. >> economists do make those argument. it works like this. if the government takes less of your money, you're going to work harder. if you're an investor, you want to take risks, if you have a 15% capital gains tax rate, then you're going to gain more from that investment than if you have a 50% capital gains tax. >> let's be clear. when you say economists say this. then you begin to talk about the psychology of it. you know, one of the things that economi
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
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Oct 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
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Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the spending side is easiest place to go to try and close the deficit. >> it isn't. what's occurring in my campaign there's a slogan we're going to have a balance budget that takes many town to 18% gdp and would savage everything people care about. so you've got to come in with the most controversial ones. that's again why the two most important and largest programs are controversial to get after social security and medicare. when you're dealing with things that are controversial that can be demagog, it's terribly important to start off with both a republican and a democrat on board who are willing to stay the course against often times opposition in your party. >> you're running against one of those spending cuts republicans who really wants to slash the budget, but is a beneficiary herself of the agriculture programs which was one of the biggest programs in nebraska. >> well, that's true. what i'm saying in this one is that the simple slogan balancing budget through a constitutional amendment isn't going to get the job done. it's going to take significant changes in our two biggest
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Oct 12, 2012 10:00pm PDT
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
more efficient tax code, get the deficit down over time. that that will help you. when you give them truth serum, you're talk and you off the record, the disruption might be tough for the first few months. but they would argue that the longer term, since we're on the right track would be worth it. that's not an argument you see in the debates. it's not the way the argument gets framed. but that's the core ideological dispute in the election. >> on the other side that's been surprising is president obama, they don't talk about their big idea on the jobs. they don't talk about the jobs act. they didn't bring it up in the debates. why do you think that is? because that is a big responsive, a big idea on jobs here. >> there's a great new book called the "new new deal" about the stimulus that came out in 2009 and was almost $8 hundred billion saying it was a great success. it did a lot of things to help this recession from being worse. it's something that the president's political advisers, they do the polling. it does not resonate with swing voters. people look around and say we're still
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
on federal lands and federal waters for drilling for oil and gas. why it was with a deficit of a trillion dollar, record-breaking dell sit, that he spent $90 billion sending money to green energy companies, some of whom had contributors that had given to his campaign. i got to ask him why it was that he had promised health insurance premiums would go down by $2,000 per family and yet they've gone up by $2,000 per family and the only ansz he had a few weeks ago was this. jose, you know you kent change washington from the inside. we're going to change it from the outsiechld we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i've got more questions now, of course. we may get a chance to ask these as well. why it is with 47 million people on food stamps -- you think about that. when he took office, there were 32 million people on food stamps. he's now add 15 million more, all right? more than the population of ohio. the income of the median family in america has gone down by $4,300 per family. in times like this, what is he talking about? saving big b
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
. we ended up moving from surplus to deficits. and it all culminated in the worst financial crisis since the great depression. >> i suppose mr. romney thought the president wouldn't recognize the term trickle-down if he twisted it around. romney is proposing boilerplate trickle-down economics providing tax relief for businesses with the false hope that they won pocket that money but rather put it into new jobs. help the rich get richer and then they'll help everyone else. but hey, mr. romney's plan as stated in the debate may in fact sound right to you. but don't call it new. it's a been there, done that track record. lower taxes on the rich, simply don't lead to job growth. when you compare the top marginal income tax rate, the tax rate that top earners get taxed over the highest threshold with employment, growth happens when taxes are higher, not lower. let me show you a chart that the president could have used this week to simplify the whole debate. this is what the election boils down to right here. larry bartels' chart makes it clear, under democratic presidents, everyone does
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
economics is very simple. if you're committed to reducing the deficit and if you are going to say that we're going to reduce the deficit at least significantly by more tax revenue, you're in a pickle because you cannot say we're going to get more tax revenue at the same time and we're going to lower everybody's taxes. i mean, that's an inconsistency. unless you do what the first bush always talked about doing is we're going to grow the economy enough to make for t. we know what happened in the first bush administration. they didn't grow the economy enough. >> the truth about one of mitt romney's most galling lines in wednesday's debate after this. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-ha
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Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
deficit got much bigger after i left. unemployment today is 10.6%. when i left it was 7%. so i like arnold, i think did he some good things. and some things didn't work out. that can be said of me, it could be said of almost every california governor. >> over the last few months we've seen major cities like stockton and san bernardino as well in california, we've seen those cities go bankrupt. what does it say about the fiscal challenges facing municipalities throughout the country? >> well i think there's a lot of challenges to cities, counties, states and federal government. the short answer is we have to learn to live within our means. i'd like to say when you go do a restaurant and you look at the items on the menu, they all look great. but we don't order everything. if we order everything, we'll die, we can't digest all that. we have to make choices, i believe if we decided to live within 95% of what the revenue brought in today we can make choices that will affect about 95% of the things we can do. when i was governor, that would be just fine and we could rein in spending and
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
americans are concerned about. >> my suspicion is this is true on the deficit. people toll pollsters are worried about the deficit. it's a stand in for, you know, a bad economy or moral degrade asian or whatever it is. i refuse to think many people are showing up on tuesday. >> a lot of times pollsters ask, do you feel strongly about that or not strongly? the problem is they don't know what to do with it. what they do is combine the not strong and the strong and treat them as though they are equal degrees. now, it is a very difficult, i think philosophical opinion or approach or problem to try to differentiate an opinion that matters versus top of the mind. one of the ways we did it, we said, if you supported the bailout, we say how upset would you be if we hadn't supported it, not very upset. >> that's a good question. >> it's a way to find out your opinion is not one you want to represent because you didn't care. >> we should say there's one place or places in which longitudinal studies are measured. gay marriage, for instance. we have a long data set on people's opinion. it seems like
MSNBC
Oct 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
have a $300 billion deficit. you see, there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. and so the next time you hear them say don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is coming to you. >> so al. >> good exchange. >> what do you think, mika? >> no, al, go ahead. >> you laughed at that line. a lot of people thought that was a strong line. >> okay. it was ridiculous. >> it was ridiculous. >> what was ridiculous about it, mika? >> both sides are being ridiculous on this one because neither one of these people are going to balance the budget. this is the biggest failure in the campaign on both sides. >> amen. >> is that neither side has made any significant attempt to balance the budget. and what ryan and romney are calling is outrageously stupid. what the president is doing is inadequate. >> okay. al? >> good description. nothing partisan about that description. you know, al, the governor brings up a point. i'm not sure that i agree with how he describes the two sides, but
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 1:00am PDT
points. well, here's what that pew poll looks like now. mitt romney has erased his eight-point deficit and he has turned entitle a four-point lead in that poll. what happened in the race all of a sudden to cause that sort of a jump? well, right here was the first presidential debate that happened last week. so before we had numbers that reflected the post-convention bounce for the democratic side. what you're looking at after that is the post-debate bounce for the republican side. we are actually still experiencing mitt romney's post-debate bounce. it is not over. every new national poll released today shows mr. romney either leading president obama or tied with him. this is what a post-debate bounce looks like. for all the democratic hand wringing going on right now, here's essentially what happened in the last month. the race was tight and president obama got a post-convention bounce and went out ahead and then mitt romney erased that and we are back where we started. democrats are hoping that the mitt romney post-debate bounce ends tomorrow. democrats are hoping that we are about to
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? >>> tonight's debate will cover both domestic and foreign policy, so expect to hear more about last month eye deadly terror attack that killed chris stevens and three other americans in libya. it was the subject of a heated hearing on capitol hill. >> this was never about a video, it was never spontaneous, this is terror. and i want to know why we were wlid lied to. >> on my honor, no, none, political pressure was applied to me in this case by anyone in the state department, at the national security council or at the white house. >> at a white house oversight committee hearing, republicans accused of obama administration of a cover up. the committee heard from two men who had previously protected ambassador stevens. they said their repeated requests for more security were turned down. >> we were fighting a losing battle. we couldn't even keep what we had. we were not even allowed to keep what we had. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the after math o
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
with big bird is driving the deficits. >> in the spotlight tonight, the women's vote. mitt romney has made it clear that as president he would cut funding for planned parenthood. here's what else he said he would do as president on reproductive rights. >> i hope to appoint justices to the supreme court that will follow the law in the constitution and it would be my preference that they reverse roe v. wade and they return to the people and the elected representatives with regards to this important issue. >> today, mitt romney's etch a sketch told him to say this. there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. this, as new polling finds that mitt romney' making up some ground with women voters. last month president obama held an 18-point lead among women in a pew poll and now the candidates appear tied at 47%. he said here there's no legislation that he's contemplating. you don't have to contemplate legislation when you put in those supreme court justices who are going to over turn roe v. wade. >> it's the one promise that
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
, it relates to the wall street comment. if you really are going to make a dent in deficit reduction you don't pick on things like big bird. you pick on big things like tax cuts for multimillionaires. and -- so -- no, i don't think it is an irrelevant point but i agree we ought to be talking about what the next four years will bring because it looks like romney administration would just be one big surprise party. we have no idea what that is going to be like. so -- but i think the president and the vice president really do need to give the american people a clear sense of where they want to go. >> well, let's talk about that reset because, obviously the president did take a hit in the debate. and there have been a lot of headlines about worried democrats. do you think he needed to make the adjustments? we are hearing about it in his campaign. if he needs to do more, congressman, what is it? >> well, again, you know, i don't think the american people are really interested in who wins the fight between candidates. i think they want inform know what president obama is really willing to
MSNBC
Oct 11, 2012 7:30pm PDT
cut at the same time they're lecturing people about the deficit. we need to deal with the deficit and the folks at the very top should go back to paying the same rate they did during the clinton administration. when we had 20 million jobs created and the economy was doing great. so i thought this was a great night in exposing the really clear choice for the american people. you've got one guy who comes from scranton, pennsylvania. he's a fighter for the middle class. his policies back him up. you have another ticket that discovered the expression middle class in the last six months on the campaign trail. that was really clear. >> congressman chris van hollen of maryland. thank you very much for joining us tonight, sir. we know you're busy and a lot yet do. good luck winding down from being paul ryan, sir. i will say what you just saw there from congressman chris van hollen if you contrast that with us talking to david plouffe last week after the presidential debate and see the sort of democratic buoyancy out of this, what everybody said going into this was the democrats were looking f
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